Created 10-Nov-11
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Railroad History Heritage, Burlington, Iowa
· Here in 1852, The Burlington and Missouri River Railroad was incorporated
· In 1855, Chicago, Burlington and Quincy (C. B. & Q.) Rails from Chicago reached East Burlington (present day Gulfport, Illinois)
· In 1868 The Burlington Bridge across the Mississippi River replaced the Car Ferry. This was reportedly the first all metal bridge built across the Mississippi River.
· From 1881 to 1901 Charles E. Perkins of Burlington was President of Burlington System Lines
· In 1887, George Westinghouse perfected the Air Brake on West Burlington Hill
· In 1934, The Burlington Zephyr, First Diesel Streamline Train in America was exhibited here and in 1935 service to St. Louis by the Mark Twain Zephyr was established
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Category:Transportation
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